you. julian assange fails to appear before a london court for an extra hearing the wiki leaks founder and lawyer is saying that his health is in rapid decline. russia hits back at u.s. claims that it is probably conducting nuclear tests in the arctic calling the allegations baseless. and the magic surgery in a knife crime in london leads in some of the somali community to send their children to east africa to live in study. they feel for the safety. they feel safe it's. themselves it's created very dangerous for you.
are broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our international and sean thomas with us aren't a busy british court has postponed an extradition hearing for julian assange is after the health of the wiki leaks founder sharply deteriorated a song he is currently in prison in london are spying boyko has more. the extradition hearing isn't taking place any longer today the sound was actually meant to be here in person he was meant to pair via video link but he's not even well enough to appear via video link 10 minutes on has been moved to the hospital waiting all belmarsh prison that's up to a maximum security prison where 7 out of 53 eccentric specific details when he went into the ecuadorian embassy back in 2012 and wiki leaks a whole range from some about the face of his health to what we know is that there
was a push from the medical board of. the fact that they did this that may put him on the world speaks speaks plenty and that's how you know being in a higher security max the maximum security prison is difficult for anyone but julian spent 7 years confined in the ecuadorian embassy before but without medical treatment without most of the medical treatment so he's going to have a lot of worse states that most people might think i'm fair we are outside westminster magistrate school this was meant to be the 2nd hearing about this on just the extradition it will have to be a fairly procedural affair well there wasn't any major arguments from a scientific team or the prosecution the official start of it has been moved to around about the 12th of june we think but essentially the question of what's meant to be all cute and hair boils down to 2 fundamental things it is take to get a son to act as
a journalist when he published those slow news that secret us materials and information and crucially for him is the u.k. going to allow him to be handed over to the us also as he is where he could face up to hundreds and 75 years behind bars that will turn. 17 counts on the espionage act and one commentator just about richard in his face it comes in 75 years in prison which is outrageous the idea that a publisher can be. prosecuted and persecuted publishing the truth and face a lifetime and in a prison in another country is outrageous this espionage act was never the fall of india used against agenda certainly against government officials who leaked secrets in the cost of course washington's argument is that a sound isn't such on the list that he's a cad and that his publications put the lives of informants for the u.s. . for its allies around the world in grave danger although what's interesting here
is that with the charges unveiled against. a lot of people even his critics of which there have been many many press freedom organizations and just journalists and whistleblowers around the world say that what happens with this exhibition case could have serious implications for the freedom of the press and for journalists all around the world which is why i think on this so you much attention. supporters of the wiki leaks founder also staged a protest outside the court earlier in the week calling for his release documentary filmmaker john pilger told us he believes the songes case sets a dangerous precedent for journalists. but what these new charges really or to strike. ring a bell at the very least it nor strikes fear into many investigative journalist who have been have been with wiki leaks in the meanwhile julian the songs through
this whole i would say the sting would step aside. for releasing the book through about government secrets and how they affect all of us to warn the sisters those people should be very very good. their own old but most of. the newspapers gaudium new york times or spiegel you know. there are individuals who have done no more. no less no less than julian assange so they could all be targets and. meanwhile alleged that wiki leaks associate and friend of julian assange was denied bail by a judge and i could or on wednesday all of. a swedish national stands accused of hacking government computers in the south american nation 37 year old cyber
security expert was arrested last month while trying to leave ecuador on the same day that assad was a victim from the country's london embassy binny has been refusing to cooperate with investigators and has not yet been formally charged his lawyer told us binny's rights are being violated. this process is only taking place because my client is a friend of julian assange there is no other explanation than. any has been living here for more than 5 years and he has been developing special software designed to protect privacy in other words he has been working on the very opposite of what he stands accused of the way their quote during government is treated my client is unconstitutional it violates his human rights from the beginning the reasons for his arrest have been unclear it is still unclear exactly what system was attacked when and how he did it as such the prosecutors have no grounds to prove this case any further. russia has denied us allegations that it is probably conducting
nuclear bomb tests in the arctic the head of america's defense intelligence agency made that claim on wednesday without providing any evidence united states believes that russia probably is not hearing the nuclear testing moratorium in a manner consistent with 0 year old standard. our understanding of nuclear weapon development leads us to believe russia is testing had to use would help improve its nuclear weapon capabilities another spot in public between the u.s. and russia what you saw there was a speech that was given at the huston institute in washington by the director of the u.s. defense intelligence agency to the world questioning moscow's approach to nuclear testing and saying that does help russia in hans new warhead designs now russia's categorically denied any of the violations that they've been accused of of the
accord and perhaps this time on this occasion russia have got a point they've actually got the backing of an organization called the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty organization with the to be. a bit of a mouthful there let's have a listen quickly to what they had to say the sea has full confidence in the ability of its monitoring system to detect nuclear test explosions but despite having that backing the opposition to russia has continued as you can see by that speech by the americans and it's these specific accusations that have angered the russians this time the officials have not been shy in responding we've got a little insight into what the foreign ministry had to say about this unfortunately search verbal attacks transmitted by the world's media have become commonplace. as a rule they occur when washington is determined to withdraw from another international treaty or has been accused of not complying with one we cannot rule
out the washington is preparing to use this as cover for the resumption of its own full scale nuclear weapons it seems that has become the norm and it is those loose words that they seem to be using like russia is probably not adhering to an international treaty or a questionable approach overwhelming evidence highly likely we've heard it so often and those general accusations have really caused again these diplomatic tensions despite the fact that they have the backing on this occasion we can really have a look at what accusations we've seen over the last few years the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible our quarrel is with putin's kremlin and we think overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision we also believe that it's highly likely that they're complicit with the chemical weapons use but what mike parker said yesterday i think we have a very high confidence was accurate i think it reflects the role russia has in
venezuela from russia's standpoint the russia's ambassador to the u.s. he said he doesn't understand why that these discussions got aren't going through the correct channels the correct diplomatic channels from the u.s. point of view they've made it absolutely clear that they do not trust the way that russia is doing its nuclear testing and developments and the question is are they going to be able to sort out this latest batch behind closed doors or are we going to continue to see them wash their dirty laundry in public. international firms come to jonathan steele believes that the u.s. should provide evidence to support its allegations. but if they said there is strong evidence there's convinced you know that in secret sound better just to say highly likely or probably is to vary and it's based on intelligence which is always liable to be fooled anyway well this is standard us unilateralism i mean if you come on to the iranian scene it's the same thing is it should be done with open
evasions at a press conference which everybody has a chance to ask questions changing favorite media outlets and giving them little tidbits of so-called intelligence assessment which nobody can prove one way or the other. crime epidemic in london has prompted some families to take drastic action growing numbers of british teenagers of somali heritage are being sent to live in east africa by their parents away from the violence that is despite somalia being regarded as one of the world's most dangerous countries the u.k. foreign office warns against all travel there due to the high risk of terrorism and kidnapping kate partridge has more on the surprising trend. stabbings of young people across england have become epidemic in those few years i was doing my a levels it was tough just seeing people being dropped every other day being stabbed london is not the place to be for
a teenager when they're living here in britain the context is britain this is a british problem and it's a problem that with fallen into one of the things i'll never forget is the fact that when you walk in the streets of kenya you don't have to go over your shoulder here i could travel women out of the city go and visit her about wanted and it was good i felt a sense of freedom when i came here it was like a clean slate my mum feels i'm much safer here than anywhere else in the world and it's not just parents and teenagers who are worried the author or it is are also raising the alarm i'd have to say that the last couple of years on down to julie have been as dave said the highest and most worrying levels i think in my service and it is really worrying 50 people who have been stabbed to death in the capital since the beginning of the year and what's even more worrying that number has almost doubled in the past 2 years in hammersmith and fulham in west london there has been an 84 percent rise in these crimes from 236 in 2017 to 18 to
434 in 2018 to 19 while in central london there has been a hike of around 52 percent in knife crime the number rising from 652985 and kensington and chelsea has also experienced an increase in knife related incidents a 25 percent spike from 262-2328 were home secretaries side you job it has called the rise in violent crime a national emergency and the targets are often teenagers from black communities i know full terms of. the 5. 5 there is. it's very different than what used to be driven by. feel for the safety of children they fear diffs safety to. themselves i think
it's very dangerous for you really dangerous even. if. it was a defective it's good for the mode of. thought it. even good for. you while off camera somali people in north london say gang related crime is the real problem several refused to be filmed because they fear reprisals for speaking ems and to save their children some parents even prefer to send them back to africa while it is promising to put 20000 policemen back on the streets to fight this virulent disease somehow africa seems safer than london. donald trump has lashed out at former special counsel robert muller who led the to your inquiry into alleged russian collusion speaking outside the white house the us president called him totally conflicted and condemned the probe as
a giant presidential harassment is after mala resigned from his post and said his report did not exonerate trump of obstruction of justice. moore. robert muller is all done the special counsel's office is closing and he's going to retire and to celebrate $35000000.00 in 2 years' worth of work he decided to address the media there's an old psychological test they call the war shack and basically it's a set of ambiguous ink blots it's up to the mind of the patient to determine what to see and the 10 minute presentation of robert muller seems very much be in the eyes of the beholder if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so. we did not however make you do. germination as to whether the president did commit a crime it's not that different from what he said at the end of his report but the democrats certainly took a lot from the statement of the mother was essentially referring impeachment to the united states congress. statement makes it clear congress has
a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately miller statement makes clear with those who have read his report no it's an impeachment referral and it's up to congress to act they shewed given the special counsel was unable to pursue criminal charges against the president if the congress threw stones of the crimes and other wrongdoing of president trump and we would do so i think it was very clear if you could clear the president he would have but he couldn't makes clear well muller said the report speaks for itself we chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself. and the report is my testimony now trumper the opposite from robert mueller he says he's in the clear nothing changes from the reports there was insufficient evidence and therefore in our country a person is innocent the case is closed thank you then the white house press secretary clarified with the statement there was no real news and there he
reiterated the points that he'd already made in the report. that we agree with them there was no collusion there was no conspiracy and we consider this case closed he completed his investigation now he's closed his office and it's time for everybody to move on the report has been published the investigation is long over but the saga continues both sides are sticking to what they said all along so you have to ask yourself if everyone was just going to keep saying what they've said the entire time impeach trump or no collusion why did we have the investigation to begin with . r t new york legal and the media analyst lionel believes there was never any justification for the approach. the interesting thing to note is one of the reasons why many suspect he doesn't want to speak to congress is one that republicans asked him when did you know this how many years ago how many months into this investigation did you come to the conclusion a either there was no
evidence are there was no reason to charge him but how long have you been stringing the country and the president and the world along why here's another question for you if you can't end dive here if those were the rules why did you investigate him in the 1st place did you know these rules before or did you know the rules before that say you can indict him or charge him then what were you investigating ah you were investigating collusion and by the way did you notice such a paltry and de minimus amount of time that was that was given to the reason for this what was this russian collusion explain this for. dutch u.f.o. spotters went into overdrive on saturday when a row of strange objects were seen in the sky over the netherlands and an amateur strawman astronomer captured these images the mystery trail turned out to be the
1st part of a satellite program by entrepreneurial on mosques space x. a company heading into orbit plans to launch nearly $12000.00 of them this year when the aim of helping internet access to unwired parts of the globe now it seems not everybody was prepared for the surprise of seeing so many celestial bodies having skyward one local you have a website received 15050 reports of an alien invasion and some professional stargazers are concerned that the night sky will now be changed for the worse. i know people are excited about those images of the train of space x. stalling satellites but it gives me pause if space x. launches all 12000 they will outnumber the stars visible to the naked eye i consist of us from my garden down to magnitude 5 i'm on the edge of the city lots of light pollution and can just see the milky way 1600 stars a bright of the night 5 thanks to space 6 star link i will soon see is 7 satellites
for every single star to those upset about how bright the elon musk's tattling said allies are please don't forget their hair and this impact on radio astronomy you know our musk later asked his team to investigate ways to reduce the amount of light reflecting off the satellites one astrophysicist we spoke to thinks that even more companies will be encouraged to use the night sky as a business platform in the future. visual issue which is there. in the telescopes usually track the stars in the sky and then the satellites move not according to the stars in the sky but according to their orbits which is a bit faster and that leaves huge trade treats in the images when you analyze them and therefore this is a huge problem that you have to deal with we usually assessment we deal with these kind of problems but if the number of satellites increased to post to us with the
brightness is maintained as we observed ross weekend then that this could be really problematic but that's in the optical reading which is the kind of light that we can see the order probably meeting the radio which i think it's even worse because there are some leakage of radio signals from the satellite it might have been that the regulation has to be of dative in terms of how many players want to get into this business which is you know really big providing law internet for everyone sounds like a good idea but is really this this the price but we want to pay for things because you know this this case for everyone in earth. i mean if we want to pay the price of fine but someone has to ask this 1st i think the pentagon has confirmed it is adding russia to a list of countries whose space technology services cannot be used beyond 2022. ross cosmos condemns the decision by the u.s.
department of defense as yes another manifestation of washington's unfair competition on the international space services markets the pentagon is seeking to wreck what was created through such laborious efforts and has be maintained in russia u.s. relations in the space sector russia has long provided the international market with engines and boosters for satellites and is involved in numerous projects aimed at launching foreign spacecraft into orbit in the coming years among the other countries on the u.s. blacklist are china north korea and iran russia's space agency has condemned the move calling it yet another manifestation of unfair competition by washington in the international space services market. political analyst klinsmann murat he believes world powers need to work together on space exploration. but british space if it is essential to maintain or use these things so no matter what. the us are but it's still. so it does busy seem as if more concepts will go to other players
in the region seems to come up and it takes real negotiation. you've got to approach make sure. russia's foreign minister has expressed unease over washington's military activities in japan and its plan to deployment of missile systems to the countries or de la brive told his counterpart in tokyo on thursday that the buildup represents a direct threat to moscow. there was a bush and we reaffirmed our concern about the risks that are being created for security including in connection with plans to deploy elements of the us global missile defense system to japan. because there aren't that many countries in this world that can within the timeframe of just a couple of days well come the american president and the ministers of foreign affairs and defense of russia at the same time well japan is one of these countries and in fact president donald trump left this place only 2 days ago and while he was
here he spoke a lot about how he wants to expand the military cooperation between washington and tokyo. as you know japan recently announced its intent to purchase 105 friend new still f. 35 fighter aircraft the best in the world this purchase would give japan the largest fleet of if 30 five's of any of our allies plus mr trump really made it clear that when it comes to joint army work he is really counting on tokyo when it comes to making sure that all the regional threats as he calls it are dealt with and here it is easy to understand who he is hinting at that is of course north korea in the 1st place and russia and china however japan is a real geopolitical gymnasts so to say and really there are many
outstanding things about how tokyo is getting along with moscow they're doing great when it comes to trade the leaders are treating each other as friends bud's there are disagreements is well i can tell you that ever since world war 2 no peace agreement has been signed between japan and russia and there is a serious territorial dispute ever heard of the coral islands just in north of japan well perhaps everyone in russia and in this country has as a result of the 2nd world war the countries that won it decided that the islands should become russian territory and so they did however tokyo still claims that this land belongs to them and we've seen many signals from the leaders of the 2 countries that they want to get this dispute settled however the best 2 words to
probably describe the progress here is complete stalemate well just lately russia held small shooting drills on the island and that really outraged tokyo served. during the press conference explained why japan has nothing to be angry about. japan's foreign minister has expressed concern over russia's military activities on the southern korean islands in response we have reaffirmed our position that the russian armed forces are operating in this over in territory as is customary under international law. however as you can see there are still many serious disagreements but when it comes to things like cultural exchange or security and also the desire to denuclearize the korean peninsula the 2 countries are on the same page to say the least and the fact that the foreign ministers the defense
ministers and the leaders are always in touch speaks volumes about how tokyo and moscow are getting along these days. china has issued a scathing condemnation of the united states trade policy accusing the trumpet ministration of economic terrorism it comes as fears are growing that beijing may soon restrict the export of rare minerals to america or even potentially begin selling off u.s. debt looking at the latest developments in the trade war between the 2 super powers here's our tease. do you remember how china saved the u.s. economy it bought a huge part of u.s. treasuries and 2009 amid mounting fears that washington was unable to finance its being bailouts i appreciate greatly the chinese government's continuing confidence in. united states treasuries tonight even better tomorrow of china u.s.
relations the relationship between the united states and china will shape the 21st century. and the buying spree continued for several years china has long been the largest holder of u.s. government treasuries currently worth more than one trillion dollars but now the trend has been well and truly reversed and the ongoing trade conflict isn't helping matters and march alone china offloaded one neat $1000000000.00 of us that the fastest selloff in 2 years there is a massive sale of the us treasury the supply of knowable funds the creases in the market which up the interest rate and in turn the cost of business increase and the stock market tumble meanwhile the taper for is taking its toll on both sides this bad cycle we've been launched magnified when people have to form a rational explanation for the conflict to be long term and that would mean force some so-called self-fulfilling prophecies and people will and the welfare economy
will be badly suffer but china has plenty of other tools in its arsenal based on what i know china is seriously considering restricting rare earth exports to the us china may also take on the counter measures in the future with no wind in sight to the dispute trade officials in washington are bracing for some far reaching cultural measures from beijing in particular in the wake of the decision to put on the entity list the raw concerns that the governments of china may decide to retaliate against american companies china's would tell you should comply. some of america's biggest corporations in the fire line china would be very cautious to name it as says to most american companies china is able to have countermeasures if he is forced to do so however there is a strong signal that china is able to tell its butt is reeling to come back to the
table for negotiation in europe try to side we have china because of the very good prospect up the chinese economy of the us. allies on the euro than us we will be on a wall with china i know and it's not a good news to get in yes but the spinal evidence continues to insist that only china stands to lose self china said not to retaliate will only get worse so while the threats continue the global economy is be held hostage. and there's a for many more news in 30 minutes stay with us. the european governments especially the germans and the french and the britons a lot they really want to help iran economically they have no.